The United Way of Abilene and Christmas Décor by Lone Star Electric along with over 1400 volunteers want to thank the Big Country for making the inaugural Winter Lightfest a huge success!
In the 19 nights that the park was open in 2019, over 42,000 guests from all over Texas and the U.S. enjoyed Winter Lightfest’s unique displays containing more than one million lights. As a result, we are pleased to announce that Winter Lightfest’s inaugural event will provide over $150,000 in direct support to our 27 partner agencies that make West Texas such an amazing place to live! Look for Winter Lightfest 2020 updates on our website www.unitedwayabilene.org/events or ‘like’ our Facebook page United Way of Abilene and Winter Lightfest Abilene.
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The inaugural Winter Lightfest event presented by Christmas Décor and sponsored by the Dian Graves Owen Foundation will dazzle and amaze with lights and sounds of the season. The Winter Lightfest trail is a ¾ mile walking trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light features in beautiful Centennial Park in Abilene, Texas. Centennial Park is located on East South 27th Street between Maple Street and Oldham Lane.
Bundle up and enjoy the beautiful nature in Centennial Park as you stroll through the tree lined paths lit with thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking animated displays! Stop in Christmas Village for refreshments and activities. Listen to the joyful sounds of local choirs and music groups as you travel the trail. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your family at our several photo ops.
Winter Lightfest will be open Thursday through Sunday from November 28 through December 29. Gates open at 5:30p.m. each night and last admission will be granted at 9:00 p.m. Gates close at 10:00 p.m. Individuals who need assistance walking the ¾ mile light trail may receive assistance from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on December 8 and 15. Tickets for assisted walks must be purchased in advance and are limited to 30 individuals. Your support of Winter Lightfest directly benefits United Way of Abilene’s community investment in local non-profit programs.
Winter Lightfest pricing for adults is $10, youth up to 12th Grade with School ID are $5, and children under 2 are always free with a ticketed adult. Special pricing of 20% off available when purchased online, in advance for groups of 20+.
HEB Christmas Village Performance Group & Food Truck Schedule
Application for Food Vendors
Winter Lightfest is open Thursday through Sunday from November 28 through December 29. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. each night and last admission will be granted at 9:00 p.m. Gates close at 10:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the gate each night. Tickets purchased online are valid for one-time use and may be used any night that Winter Lightfest is open.
Children under 2 are always free with a ticketed adult.
Special pricing of 20% off available when purchased online, in advance for groups of 20+